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The Battle of Felucia was the third major engagement for control over the planet Felucia during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. As one of the last battles of the conflict, Jedi Master Aayla Secura commanded the Republic's troops as they moved into position in readiness to engage the Separatists; however Palpatine gave word that Order 66 be carried out, leading to the clones turning on Secura and killing her.

Prelude[]

"The setback at Felucia has affected our efforts in the whole sector."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi, after the First Battle of Felucia[src]

Republic forces during the First Battle of Felucia

The site of a major hyperspace route and thus[14] a heavily contested planet in the Clone Wars,[15] the Outer Rim world of Felucia was sought by both the Confederacy of Independent Systems and Galactic Republic.[14] Early in the war, the Confederacy led an assault on Felucia and secured the planet, overcoming the forces of Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano and establishing an orbital blockade. Breaking through the enemy starships, General Plo Koon led the successful evacuation of the Jedi and their clone troopers, though the planet had still fallen into the hands of the Separatists. Such a loss set back the Republic's efforts in the entire Thanium sector.[16]

Later, the Republic had managed to establish Medical Station HCTFF2 over Felucia, but the Haven medical station was attacked by a Separatist fleet and destroyed. When Skywalker, Tano, and Kenobi were sent to investigate, they were met with a waiting automated vulture droid deployment station, which deployed several vulture droids that took down their T-6 shuttle. Upon crashing on Felucia, the Jedi became embroiled in a conflict between the Ohnaka Gang and a group of Felucian farmers.[17] Later, Skywalker, Koon, Tano, and their clones were again deployed to Felucia, having been tasked with taking over Separatist-controlled portions of the world. Learning that the Republic sought to take out TZ-33's outpost, General Grievous attempted to secure his control over the Felucia system by dispatching reinforcements, but the Second Battle of Felucia still ended in a Republic victory by taking out the Confederate outpost.[14] During the final days of the war, the Commerce Guild poisoned Felucia's waters in an attempt to prevent the planet from being of value to the Republic.[12]

The battle[]

Separatist AATs and homing spider droids during the battle

During the Outer Rim Sieges, Jedi General Aayla Secura, Clone Commander CC-5052 "Bly," and their troopers in the 327th Star Corps were deployed to the planet[4] to capture Shu Mai, Presidente of the Commerce Guild and member of the Separatist Council,[18] as well as stopping the poison from spreading,[12] leading to a conflict that became the war's third major battle for Felucia. Early in the battle,[11] Secura flew her Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor and pursued a HMP droid gunship.[13] At another point, Secura and her troops stood together before engaging a target.[3] Additionally, at some point two clones standing near each other were fighting in the battle.[19]

An AT-OT and AT-TE on Felucia.

Later, Secura and the 327th marched[4] through the wild underbrush in search of Confederate forces.[15] By this time, Mai was not on Felucia and was instead with other members of the Separatist Council on Mustafar, having been transferred from their base on Utapau. Eventually, Secura and her troopers located enemy forces gathered in a clearing directly in front of them. However,[4] as the OG-9 homing spider droids and Armored Assault Tanks advanced,[20] Bly received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.[4] Forced to obey the Chancellor's command by their inhibitor chips,[8] Bly, Clone Lieutenant "Galle," and the other clones followed its directive, shooting Secura in the back before she could react. Secura was finished off by fire from the clones surrounding her before full-scale combat operations could begin.[4]

Aftermath[]

"Felucia, then—in reprisal for the way the Republic left it."
"Of no significance."
―Wilhuff Tarkin and Darth Vader[src]

In the end, the Battle of Felucia ended with a Republic victory,[11] while the war itself ended with the entire droid army being shut down from Mustafar, securing a victory for the Republic's newly established successor state, the Galactic Empire.[4] The Empire established an Imperial garrison on Felucia following the fighting, but the planet was left in a ruined state. As such, Moff Wilhuff Tarkin considered it a possible target for Berch Teller's rebel cell, but the Sith Lord Darth Vader disagreed.[21]

Behind the scenes[]

"This was all pre-script only. This is the Padawan younglings being forced to fight. And we thought it might be cool, since they can't fight all alone. If they fought in formation in order to face off against the droids—but they'd still be slain."
―Derek Thompson on an early idea for the Battle of Felucia[src]

The Battle of Felucia first appeared in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[4] While developing the film's story before a script was written, it was initially proposed by concept artist Derek Thompson to have several Padawans accompanying the clone troopers to the battle and aiding them against the droids, but the idea was dropped as the Padawans eventually had to die anyway.[22]

Appearances[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  2. The second occupation of Geonosis begins during the events of "Brain Invaders" and, according to Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, continues past the end of the Clone Wars. As StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that the events of "Old Friends Not Forgotten" occur between those two points in time, its events, including the Battle of Felucia, must be concurrent to the second occupation of Geonosis.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  5. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  6. Kanan 1
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  8. 8.0 8.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shattered"
  9. StarWars-DatabankII.png Felucia in the Databank (backup link)
  10. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 21 (Guide to the Galaxy: Visiting Felucia)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 SWZ01 logo.png Star Wars: X-Wing Second EditionEta-2 Actis Expansion Pack (Card: Aayla Secura)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost"
  15. 15.0 15.1 StarWars.com Encyclopedia Felucia in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  16. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
  17. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty Hunters"
  18. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
  19. SW Legion template.png Star Wars: LegionPhase II Clone Troopers Unit Expansion (Card: Phase II Clone Troopers)
  20. Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
  21. Tarkin
  22. The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


Clone Wars
(22 BBY19 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

Concurrent: Nikardun conquests · Balith civil war · War on Quarzite · Mandalorian civil war · Campaign against the Shadow Collective

Next: Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire · Great Jedi Purge · Ryloth Insurgency

Battles of the Clone Wars
22 BBY Geonosis (I) · Geonosis (II) · Antar 4 · Republic transport · Hissrich · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Muunilinst · Quarmendy · Krystar · Separatist weapons depot · Caliban · Hisseen · Christophsis (I) · Teth · Jabba's Palace · Ziro's Palace · Ryloth · Rugosa · Malevolence Campaign (Phu system · Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Corvair · Kudo III · Mimban · Rishi Moon · Skytop Station campaign (Falleen · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station) · Rodia
21 BBY Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia · Naboo (I) · Felucia (I) · Devaron (I) · Felucia Medical Station HCTFF2 · Malastare · Cato Neimoidia (II) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (III) · Geonosis (IV) · Dantooine · Merj · Vallt · Grange · Saleucami system · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Coronet · Coruscant (I) · Kamino · Pantora
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Qiilura system · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Kadavo · Theed · Onderon · Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Florrum (II) · Unidentified planet · Aut-O's flagship
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Cato Neimoidia (IV) · Ringo Vinda · Batuu · Mokivj · Scipio · Utapau (I) · Mahranee · Raxus Secundus · Haruun Kal · Vizsla Keep 09 · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (II) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) (Mygeeto (II) · Mygeeto (III)) · Lokori · Geonosis (V) · Sentinel Flare · Space · Yerbana · Separatist dreadnought · Coruscant (III) · Unidentified sector · Cato Neimoidia (V) · Kashyyyk · Bracca · Utapau (II) · Felucia (III) · Unidentified battle · Castell · Saleucami (II) · Slag's Pit · Kaller · Mustafar
Other Aargonar · Abafar · Agamar · Arkax Station · Bray · Carida · Clabron · Confederate people · Coruscant (II) · Crombach Nebula · Cularin · Escander · Horain · Khorm · Kromus · Ledeve Jedi Temple · Mrinzebon · Nal Kapok · Oktaro · Quellor sector · Quermia · Ridlay · Ruusan system · Retta · Secret Research Facility · Sedratis · Skako · Unidentified planet
Related topics and articles
Galactic Republic · Jedi Order · Sith · Confederacy of Independent Systems

Galactic Empire · Alderaan · Confederate–Republic peace initiative
Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria

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